As of March 18, 2020, the LFRA Community Safety Division is closed to the public. However, LFRA will continue to review and issue permits and conduct inspections for fire-protection systems and new building construction, using a process that is similar to our normal procedure. This process is temporary but will be in place until further notice.
Firefighters will still be in the fire stations, and responding to emergency calls. This will not impact emergency services. For general information about COVID-19 in the Loveland community, and its impact to our organization, please click here.
- Applicants continue to submit for permits as normal, sending permit applications and stamped drawings to Eplan-Fire@LFRA.org. See http://lfra.org/our-services/community-safety-fire-prevention/services-construction-development/csd-permits/
- Once the submittal is reviewed, LFRA will email the applicant a digital form acknowledging receipt of the permit conditions/requirements. The applicant will sign and date the acknowledgement and return it via email to Eplan-Fire@LFRA.org.
- The applicant will then pay the permit fee by either credit card by calling LFRA at (970) 962-2497 or by placing a check for the exact permit amount in the lock box inside the north vestibule at the LFRA Administration building, 410 E. 5th, Loveland. Place the check in an envelope marked FIRE PERMIT FEE.
- Once payment is received, LFRA will email the permit inspection card and the LFRA-stamped permit drawings to the applicant. The applicant is responsible for printing (1) the permit conditions and (2) inspection card, and having both on site. As usual, the LFRA-stamped drawings can be on site either digitally (using a tablet or other electronic device) or in printed form.
- Contractors will continue to call the same LFRA inspection scheduling number at (970) 962-2537 at least 48 hours in advance to schedule rough and final inspections.
- Contractors should make every attempt possible to limit the number of construction workers on site at time of LFRA inspections.
- LFRA inspectors will continue to result inspections in a timely manner.
- LFRA will continue to attempt to review all submittals within 15 working days.
Our goal is to make this process as easy and expeditious as possible, while ensuring the safety of LFRA personnel and the public, during a challenging time for our community. If you have questions, call the LFRA Community Safety Division at (970) 962-2497.
Visit our Construction Development site at https://lfra.org/our-services/community-safety-fire-prevention/services-construction-development/